Faith Formation



During the six weeks (40 days) before Easter we celebrate the liturgical season of Lent. The priest wears purple vestments, and we do not sing or recite the Gloria during Mass. We are called to fasting and abstinence, with dietary restrictions on Fridays, and there are traditional lenten devotions such as Stations of the Cross, …

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Mary, Mother of God

Our Lady Queen of Heaven

The Christmas season continues, with this Octave (eighth day) following the birth of Jesus. This is a day of celebration and devotion to Mary, Mother of God, who is also our own Blessed Mother. What a wonderful way to kick off the New Year! Traditionally this day commemorated the circumcision of the infant Jesus, eight …

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Immaculate Conception

Mary Mother of God

The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, a holy day of obligation, is observed every year on December 8. When Our Blessed Mother appeared to Saint Bernadette, she said, “I am the Immaculate Conception.” Devotion to the Immaculate Conception is often associated with the shrine at Lourdes, France, the site of Bernadette’s miraculous visions.

What is Faith Formation?

Saint Ann with Mary

Faith Formation consists of two essential elements: religious education and religious experience. Both education and experience are ordered toward the same thing: a living relationship with God. the highest point of one ‘s relationship with God is worship. It’s for this reason that the catechism states that the Sunday Eucharist is the “Source and Summit …

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Fall 2018 CCD Schedule

Jesus with Children

Fall 2018 Schedule New: CCD Classes are held in the Parish Hall following the 9:30 a.m. Mass. Our new Youth Ministry Center aka “The Ship” (as in Disciple-Ship) is located in the convent/Early Childhood Center Indoor Gym building. Kindergarten through Grade 8: Contact Maureen Cartier or Susan Florent for registration and schedule information. 978-372-7721 or …

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